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Summertime Graphing
Create fun graphs of students’ summertime favorites! (It’s a great way to show kids how much they have in common.) Make blank bar graphs using butcher paper or tagboard. Give sticky notes to the students, and have them write their name on each note. As you ask each question, have children place their sticky note in the correct graph column. Some possible questions might be:
  • Do you like hot weather? (yes/no)
  • Have you ever been to the beach? (yes/no)
  • Do you like to play outside or inside when it is sunny? (outside/inside)
  • Do you miss school during the summer? (yes/no)
  • What is your favorite summer activity? (swimming/camping/picnics)
  • What is your favorite ice cream flavor? (chocolate/strawberry/vanilla)
  • What is your favorite book? (Give 3-4 choices of books you’ve read to the children.)
  • What is your favorite game to play outside? (hide and seek/tag/hopscotch)
  • What do you wear to protect yourself when you are outside? (sunscreen/hat/sunglasses/nothing)
After each question is graphed, ask questions such as:
  • Which choice had the most picks?
  • Which choice had the fewest picks?
  • How many more children picked _______ over _______?
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